Daily Archives: January 10, 2014

The Nook RT Lives. But Nook Is Dead.

Multiple reports out of China — which should be considered official leaks from Microsoft because that’s how the Chinese roll — indicate that the long-rumored Nook RT is still coming [Google Translate, Google Translate, Google Translate].

Or at least a cheap Windows RT tablet is.

Microsoft hasn’t given up its goal of shoving RT down the throats an OS running on an ARM CPU and has decided to partner with Inventec and Allwinner.

Inventec does crappy industrial design.

Allwinner makes second-tier CPUs that require cheating at AnTuTu to sell as tablets.

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What Having No Help Can Lead To

The Murderer and the Manuscript

[Alaric] Hunt has a brother, Jason, who is 13 months older than [him] and also in prison. As boys, Alaric, smaller and more fine-boned, found refuge in reading, writing, drawing and playing Dungeons and Dragons, while the taller, burlier Jason preferred music, playing acoustic and electric guitar. Not long after graduating from high school, Alaric tested at an I.Q. of 137. Jason dropped out in the 10th grade.

Boldfaced emphasis added by me.


When Richard Hunt kicked his sons out of his trailer in early 1988, according to court records, Jason grew increasingly angry. He wanted to go to music school in Southern California but had saved only $1,400. Alaric would do anything to help his brother. Even if it ended up destroying three lives.

Boldfaced emphasis added by me.

Where was the help for two kids who wanted to make something of themselves? One with a high I.Q. and one who wanted to continue to study?

Where? Where? Where?

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